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Posted on: July 12th, 2006, 8:54am Quote Report to Moderator
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%T Temeraire
%A Novik, Naomi

An impressive 1st novel, Temeraire is the story of the commander of an English Frigate that captures a French Frigate only to discover a dragons egg on board that is close to hatching... and only months before Trafalgar.

Well told, and with the right "feel" for the era,  the presence of impressable dragons throughout the world should have made more change to history IMO.

There has still been a Battle of the Nile, etc, etc.

Slightly obscured spoiler but ROT13d anyway: Naq gbb zhpu bs gur cybg qrcraqf ba (jnf vafcverq ol?) gur snzbhf cbfg-Gensnytne dhvc ol Nqzveny Fg Ivaprag.

Still, a pleasant read and not one that I regret getting. An author to watch for in future I think.

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Apparently there are two sequels out or coming.

I'll wait for the paperbacks I think.

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The sequels "Throne of Jade" and "Black Powder War" are quite impressive even if I think more variation from the original Napoleonic timeline should be emerging by now (especially with the intervention of a certain character from "Throne of Jade" in the 1806 campaigns in "Black Powder War").

Still enjoyable and well worth picking up.

Oooh, and Peter Jackson has optioned the series for movie rights! Given the vast variety of draconic breeds in this series, I can see endless work for the CGI people...

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Well I'm mildly concerned anyway...


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I picked up book 1 (In the Service of the King) on Saturday afternoon at Dymocks Carousel, and I am now thoughly addicted.

Good thing the following two books are already out in paperback...

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Ah Mark, In the Service of the King is the omnibus of Temeraire, Throne of Jade, & Black Powder War.

There isn't any more after that.

Yet.

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